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New on the Shelves, July 2019 II

Knife by Jo Nesbo The newest entry into the Scandinavian crime series starring Harry Hole (which I will never stop snickering about) in which our titular detective wakes up, hungover, hands covered in blood. is HE the murderer?! …Probably not but, like all Swedish mysteries, I’m sure it’ll be just as dark and disturbing as…
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Book Review | Last Bus to Everland

Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron This book made me cry, and cry, and cry again. Last Bus to Everland is about Brody Fair who feels like nothing is going right in his life and that nobody understands him. That is until he meets Nico, a boy who shows him Everland. Everland is a…
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New on the Shelves, July 2019

The Mueller Report by the Special Investigator’s Office I imagine you’ve heard of this and, like apparently 89% of congresspeople, you probably haven’t read it. I don’t blame you, it’s a lot. But you can consider it an exercise in not taking anyone else’s word for something. Remember when they published the Bible in English?…
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Book Review | FKA USA

FKA USA by Reed King The year is 2085 and the United States has dissolved into assorted warring territories (among them the Sovereign Nation of Texas, the New Kingdom of Utah, and – in ex-Silicon-Valley – the Independent Nation of Engineered People-Things), variously ruled by cartels, hoodlums, and psychotic corporations. The environment has been trashed;…
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Book Review | The Spies of Shilling Lane

The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan Set during World War II, the abrasive and indomitable Mrs. Braithwaite – following a painful divorce – has been ostracized and booted from her position as head of the local Women’s Volunteer Service. So she heads to London, in search of her brilliant daughter Betty, who proves…
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Vendor Market Survey

Let us know if you would like to take part in a Craft Fair/Farmer’s Market in Swanton! Click the link to fill out a survey, and thank you! Vendor Interest Survey

Summer Reading Begins!

The purpose of Summer Reading is to challenge yourself and/or your family to read as much as you can before the summer ends. It shouldn’t be a slog – you don’t have to read books you hate – but you should endeavor to read more than you ever have before. Trust us, it’s fun! (No,…
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New in Fiction

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge, from the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Translation. Light from Other…
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Book Review | The Bird King

by G. Willow Wilson A gorgeous fantasy set in the 15th century in Moorish Spain where, after decades of war, the Sultan of Granada is about to lose his kingdom to Ferdinand and Isabella. In the course of the negotiations, Fatima, the Sultan’s strong-minded 17-year-old concubine and companion to his mother, has inadvertently turned her…
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New in Non-Fiction

Upheaval by Jared Diamond A history of how nations deal with and survive turbulent times. The British are Coming by Rick Atkinson Having won the Pulitzer Prize for his three part history of World War II, Atkinson is turning his impressive historical eye to the founding war of the soon-to-be United States. Stay Sexy &…
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